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Brahms : Double Concerto & Clarinet Quintet

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Myung-Whun Chung, Paul Meyer – 2007

Violinist Renaud Capuçon and his cellist brother Gautier have already released chamber works by Brahms on Virgin Classics: Renaud collaborated with Nicholas Angelich for the violin sonatas and Gautier joined them for the piano trios. Their plan to record all Brahms’ solo and chamber repertoire for violin and cello advances with this coupling of the Double Concerto and Clarinet Quintet, two of Brahms’ most warm-hearted works.

Gramophone praised the Capuçons’ version of the piano trios as ‘sure to kindle anyone’s enthusiasm for Brahms. Warm, beautifully balanced tone stresses the composer’s romantic side, as does the expansive phrasing. There’s a feeling of spontaneity, too, as though each player is discovering new aspects to the music while recording it (…) The way they are able to strike a balance between Brahms’s energetic flow of ideas, his strongly delineated structures and his lyrical intensity is most satisfying.’



Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 102
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/ Allegro    18:05
02 / Andante    7:48
03 / Vivace non troppo    8:32

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
04 / Allegro    12:41
05 / Adagio    11:05
06 / Andantino • Presto non assai, ma con sentimento    4:37
07 / Con moto • Un poco meno mosso    8:47


The Double Concerto was recorded in April 2007 in Vienna’s legendary Musikverein during a tour with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, comprising young players from all over Europe, and Korean conductor Myung-Whun Chung. Both the Capuçon brothers are alumni of the orchestra. The Austrian newspaper Die Presse commented that ‘fabulous sureness of ensemble and immaculate technique and intonation could be taken as read, while there was a surprise in the effective contrast between the violinist’s focused, almost chamber-like playing and the rich tone of the cellist, gleaming in the higher register.’

The Clarinet Quintet, recorded in Paris in July 2007, is widely regarded as Brahms’ supreme achievement in chamber music, a work that, though intimate, is built on an ambitious scale and embraces many moods. The clarinettist is the Frenchman Paul Meyer and the Capuçons have formed a quartet with Aki Saulière as second violin and Béatrice Muthelet as viola.

Discography

Bach Sonatas

Renaud Capuçon, David Fray

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Cinema

Nolwenn Leroy, Stéphane Denève, Brussels Philharmonic

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Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Gérard Caussé, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau - 2017

Debussy: Sonates & Trio

Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Gérard Caussé, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau – 2017

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Wiener Symphoniker, Orchstre de l'Opéra National de Paris, Philippe Jordan, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung - 2016

Rihm: Gedicht des Malers, Dusapin: Aufgang, Mantovani: Jeux d’Eau

Wiener Symphoniker, Orchstre de l’Opéra National de Paris, Philippe Jordan, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung – 2016

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Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate, Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris - 2016

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Bruch: Violin Concerto

Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate, Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris – 2016

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Renaud Capuçon, violin & direction Chamber Orchestra of Europe Céline Frisch, continuo (Bach) - 2014

Distant Lights – Vasks; Bach: Violin Concertos BWV 1041 & 1042

Renaud Capuçon, violin & direction Chamber Orchestra of Europe Céline Frisch, continuo (Bach) – 2014

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La muse et le poète – Concertos

Renaud Capuçon , Camille Saint-Saëns, Lionel Bringuier, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gautier Capuçon – 2013

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Renaud Capuçon, Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding - 2012

Brahms & Berg : Violin Concertos

Renaud Capuçon, Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding – 2012

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Fauré : Complete chamber music for strings

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Nicholas Angelich, Quatuor Ébène – 2011

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Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley - 2010

Beethoven : Complete Sonatas for violin and piano

Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley – 2010

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Renaud Capuçon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - 2009

Beethoven & Korngold : Violin Concertos

Renaud Capuçon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin – 2009

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Renaud Capuçon, Louis Langrée, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antoine Tamestit - 2009

Mozart : Violin Concertos 1 & 3, Sinfonia Concertante

Renaud Capuçon, Louis Langrée, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antoine Tamestit – 2009

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Nicholas Angelich - 2008

Brahms : Piano Quartets

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Nicholas Angelich – 2008

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Renaud Capuçon, Mstislav Rostropovich, Various Artists - 2008

Dutilleux : Concertos • Orchestral Works

Renaud Capuçon, Mstislav Rostropovich, Various Artists – 2008

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Myung-Whun Chung, Paul Meyer - 2007

Brahms : Double Concerto & Clarinet Quintet

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Myung-Whun Chung, Paul Meyer – 2007

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - 2007

Schubert : Piano Trios

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley – 2007

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Composer: Various Other participants: Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros - Piano

CAPRICCIO

Composer: Various Other participants: Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros – Piano – 2007

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon - 2006

INVENTIONS

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon – 2006

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Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - 2005

BRAHMS : VIOLIN SONATAS

Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich – 2005

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé - 2004

SCHUBERT : TROUT QUINTET

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé – 2004

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LE CARNAVAL DES ANIMAUX

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Emmanuel Pahud, Frank Braley – 2004

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MENDELSSOHN & SCHUMANN : VIOLIN CONCERTOS

Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra – 2004

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Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky - 2004

BEETHOVEN : TRIPLE CONCERTO & SCHUMANN : PIANO CONCERTO

Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky – 2004

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - 2004

BRAHMS : PIANO TRIOS

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich – 2004

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DUOS

Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon – 2003

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DUTILLEUX : CELLO & VIOLIN CONCERTOS

Truls Mørk, Renaud Capuçon, Myung-Whun Chung, French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – 2002

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - 2002

RAVEL : CHAMBER MUSIC

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley – 2002

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LE BOEUF SUR LE TOIT

LE BOEUF SUR LE TOIT

Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Harding, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen – 2001

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